TUSCUMBIA – The 34th annual Helen Keller Festival had a great start Thursday with a parade and street party in downtown.
The parade was led by a color guard, Mayor Bill Shoemaker, and Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan, along with many Police Officers and Tuscumbia Firefighters. The Deshler High School Marching Band performed, along with many local organizations.
Festival organizers estimated the crowd at over 3,000 participants.
This year’s festival coincides with Tuscumbia’s “Third Thursday” downtown arts & crafts show. There was lots of music, lots of cotton candy and kettle corn, and all kinds of fun things to see and do.
The Festival continues all weekend. Here is a partial listing of upcoming events for Friday evening.
The big arts and crafts show and Imagination Station opens at noon.
At 6pm, world class guitarist Dillon Hodges goes on stage. Then at 7pm Doc Dailey and the Magnolia Devils perform. The evening wraps up with the great music of Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit.
Cost is just $3.00 each w/ children 6 and under FREE !!
Gates open at 4:30pm.